Browsing Letters from Father Ben

Steps taken to prevent the spread of "coronavirus" at St. Mark's

Posted by Audrey Weiss on 3/04/20

Dear St. Mark’s Parishioners,

I write this message to you about the “coronavirus” carefully as, on one hand, I do not wish to lend to any sense of fear, while on the other hand I want to be prudent in helping to protect your health.

As most of you ... Read More »

Good News!

Posted by Chuck Nelson on 5/03/19

GOOD NEWS!  Evangelium, Greek for Gospel, which means ‘good news'      

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Marks,

 Good news to share with all of you!  Firstly, for the third year in a row, our parish school was voted the Best Private Elementary School by the Idaho Business ... Read More »

Father Reggie's New Assignment

Posted by Chuck Nelson on 1/14/19

Dear Parishioners,

With gratitude for Father Reggie’s years of service, His Excellency, Bishop Peter Christensen announced today (January 13th) at the 11:00am Mass that Father Reggie will be assigned as pastor to Priest River and Priest Lake (St. Catherine’s and St. Blanche’s) beginning February 2nd.

Because of the immediate ... Read More »

Are you ready for Christmas?

Posted by Chuck Nelson on 11/27/18

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Are you ready for Christmas? It’s a question we are often asked. How can we as Catholics actually prepare ourselves best for Christmas? How can we keep the season of holiness in our hearts as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our ... Read More »

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mark's

Posted by Chuck Nelson on 8/31/18

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mark's,   As a priest and your pastor, I find the recent news from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and that of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, sickening, disheartening and demoralizing.   I feel it is important to remind you, as parents who entrust ... Read More »

Christmas 2017

Posted by Chuck Nelson on 12/22/17

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

Merry Christmas! Our Savior is born!

Emmanuel (which means God with us) certainly has been with us this past year, as we celebrated 50 years as a parish school! God has been with us and with those whom we’ve cared for.

As a parish, in ... Read More »

Christmas 2016

Posted by Chuck Nelson on 12/16/16

Dear Parishioners and visitors,

The Savior is born! Great news…we hope for everyone!

The purpose of the coming of the Son of God, Jesus, is to bring us fullness of life ‘I came so that they may have life and have it more abundantly’ Jn 10.10), particularly heaven! We ... Read More »

Fall Letter 2016

Posted by Chuck Nelson on 12/16/16

Dear Parishioners,I pray you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. There's really no place I, as well as many of you I’m sure, would rather be than Idaho this time of year!

I write to you all in this beautiful time, to share my deep appreciation and love. Witnessing ... Read More »